DJ Rap

DJ Rap

Real Name:
Charissa Saverio
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DJ Rap has been voted the no.1 female DJ in the world by Shejay. She owns, records for, runs and A&Rs two labels, Proper Talent (opened in 1994), and Improper Talent. While running her labels, she is also a producer, recording artist, and an actor. Though she is much respected on the Drum & Bass scene, she is not content to just sit in the studio and direct, so she taught herself to engineer and produce; often while collaborating with other artists.

Shortly after the opening of Proper Talent, Saverio received attention from Sony and was soon signed to them along with the likes of Grooverider and Leftfield. On the release of 'Learning Curve', Rolling Stone Magazine gave her three and a half stars, stating "this is the record Madonna wanted to make". 'Learning Curve' went on to sell over 1,000,000 units bringing her total sales to over 3,000,000 worldwide; which includes her compilation sales from releases such as Journeys By DJ, Propa Classics Vol. 1 & 2, Brave New World, Armani Exchange & Touching Bass, Bulletproof, Up All Night, which have all crossed many genres and has become DJ Rap's trademark.

After attending her first rave in Wallace Road, Hackney, she began DJing for pirate station Rave FM. After her debut release with Jeff B under the name Ambience, she switched to play on Fantasy FM.

She was also briefly engaged to MC MC
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DJ Rap Discography

Albums

DJ Rap & Voyager (3) DJ Rap & Voyager (3) - Intelligence (Album) Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Learning Curve (Album) Higher Ground UK 1998 Sell This Version
IPTUSA120 DJ Rap A Propa History Volume 1(File, MP3) Propa Talent IPTUSA120 US 2007
MOSUSR04CD DJ Rap Synthesis(CD, Album) Ministry Of Sound America MOSUSR04CD US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RVBT 017 DJ DJ Rap Divine Rhythm(12", Sta) Reverb Records (2), Stealth Sonic Recordings RVBT 017 DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ Rap & R. Keith* DJ Rap & R. Keith* - Digable Bass (Heaven Remix) / Spiritual Aura (Ray Keith Remix) Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Spiritual Aura Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Total Tangent / Tibetan Jungle Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Digable Bass / Get Under Proper Talent UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Featuring MC Hooligan DJ Rap Featuring MC Hooligan - Hooligan / Tears Vox 2 Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* - Ruffest Gun Ark / Ruff Neck Business Jungle Fashion Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap & Voyager (3) DJ Rap & Voyager (3) - Burning Love / Rhythm Remix Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap & DA B.O.S.S.* DJ Rap & DA B.O.S.S.* - I'm So Urban Gorilla Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap & Outlaw Candy DJ Rap & Outlaw Candy - Intelligent Woman (On A Positive Vibe) / Switch Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap I Can't Stop / Fuze 1+2 Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Ellis Dee & Swan-E / DJ Rap Ellis Dee & Swan-E / DJ Rap - Lets Get Together / Tears(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
JFT005, JFT001 Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* / General Levy + Hard & Pure Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* / General Levy + Hard & Pure - Ruffest Gun Ark / Wikkeda!!(12", Promo, MP, Sta) Jungle Fashion Records, Jungle Fashion Records JFT005, JFT001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap / Johnny Jungle DJ Rap / Johnny Jungle - Ruffest Gun Ark / Killa Sound(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap The Smart Stepper / All I Want Proper Talent UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Phaze 1 / Come Forth (Remixes) Lowkey UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Hardstep / Bassona Proper Talent UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Rumble Proper Talent UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Rap Come Forth Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap Yes(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version

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osunite

osunite

August 24, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
mmmmmm DJ Rap once saw her do a set in nothing but her draws (skimpy t-shirt as well)....thank you to whomever it was who spilt coffee on her trousers, you made my night !!! say no more
Jayfive

Jayfive

March 7, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Its a tediously well-known fact that DJ Rap did some modelling in what is oxymoronically known as the 'glamour industry'. Her own description was 'no open-legged shots, nothing I couldnt show my mum'
Pretty much every time she had a record out, the gutter press would trot out these pictures and while that didnt harm her career as such, I doubt it helped.

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